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Thirty-nine Articles

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(Anglicanism) a set of formulas defining the doctrinal position of the Church of England, drawn up in the 16th century, to which the clergy are required to give general consent
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When Clarke was offered Isaac Newton's office as Master of the Mint, Emlyn advised him against accepting it for fear he would be "look'd on as a German bishop, half lay-man and half priest." Clarke also confided to Emlyn that his refusal of so many offers of preferment in the Church was due to his scruples over subscribing to the Thirty Nine Articles of the Church.
Thirty nine articles and abstracts (14%) were published in refereed, professional journals.